Arista Corporation has announced the E-Vocal ARS-1616S-A00 and ARS-1616S-A10 multiple-channel analog input and analog output Dante-equipped stage boxes. These rugged units, the size of a 3U rackmount enclosure, are the ideal solutions for connecting as many as 16 analog microphones and other audio sources and then feeding a mixing console via Dante using a single Ethernet cable. The ARS-1616S Series Stage boxes are available in two versions: The ARS-1616S-A10 incorporates -8 dB to 34 dB preamp gain control with Phantom Power, while the ARS-1616S-A00 requires a separate preamp. Both units are designed to transfer 16 audio channels over a Dante network bi-directionally: analog to digital or digital to analog. Two etherCON connectors (Dante Primary/Secondary) are available for redundant operation when using two separate networks. The ARISTA E-Vocal ARS-1616S-A00 and ARS-1616S-A10 Stage boxes support up to 96 kHz sampling rates and 24-bit resolution—enabling the most pristine audio quality.
Arista’s E-Vocal ARS-1616S-A00 and ARS-1616S-A10 Stage boxes are expected to ship in Q3, 2020. MSRP is as follows:
- ARS-1616S-A00: $1,399 USD
- ARS-1616S-A10: $1,999 USD
This post is part of Sound & Communications’ InfoComm 2020 Connected New Product Spotlight.